Answered By: Ken Fujiuchi
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2020     Views: 112

Bengal Card is the multipurpose photo ID issued to students, faculty, and staff at Buffalo State. Each card has a unique identification number assigned to the cardholder. It is the official ID for the use of college services and facilities.

Your Bengal Card has many important uses:

  • Library Card
    Your Bengal Card is used to check out materials and reserve items at Butler Library and can be used to check out materials at all other SUNY libraries.
  • Printing and Photocopying
    Your Bengal Card may be used to make photocopies and laser prints in the library (learn more). Money may be added to your card at the add-value machines located in the StudyQuad and the Information Commons computer labs. 
  • Extended Library Hours Bengal Card
    For security purposes, all current Buffalo State students, faculty, and staff must produce a valid Bengal Card for admittance to the library after 11:00 p.m.
  • Meal Card
    Your Bengal Card is your meal debit card for all food services on campus.
  • Vending
    Your card can also be used to get snacks and beverages from campus vending machines.

Comments (2)

  1. I had to go on Google in order to ask what a Buffalo State ID card could be used for! Do you know if this is a composite list because I thought students could use the card also to get discounted tickets for events in Rockwell Hall and to campus sporting events?
    by Gwendolyn Veira on Nov 10, 2020.
  2. Hi Gwendolyn. There are additional services and discounts available in our community if you show your Buffalo State Student ID, but I'm not sure if there is a comprehensive list. We just list the services that directly rely on the use of the Bengal ID Card.
    by Ken Fujiuchi on Nov 10, 2020.